Would You Buy It: 2003 Porsche Boxter

used cars

We are introducing a new series today. A series that we are calling “Would You Buy It?” The rules are simple:

  1. It must be used
  2. It can not be salvage title or equivalent
  3. It should be under $20,000 or an EXTREMELY good/interesting deal

Today’s deal comes from Craigslist and has been a common point of discussion among my friends and I: used Porsches. In most large cities, you can typically find a used Porsche that is 15 years or younger with less that 100,000 miles for under $15,000.

You can find about roughly a bajillion of them in Los Angeles on any given day. Check it out: https://losangeles.craigslist.org/search/sss?excats=69-91&sort=rel&maxAsk=15000&autoMilesMax=100000&query=porsche

This price range brings the Porsche, any model is pretty great regardless of what anyone says, to within secondary car range. Meaning, it wouldn’t be my daily driver, but it would be used for date nights, quick trips to the grocery store, and for high speed chases (in theory).

But considering the starting cost it also brings up a few questions, like, “What’s wrong with it?” or “what about repair costs?” Which brings us to an important theme that you’ll probably notice in this regular column. I am a firm believer in the idea that it doesn’t matter how many miles a car has if it has been properly maintained and cared for. Obviously we are big on maintenance and repair (we are an auto parts web site).

Since we don’t know how well most of these are cared for we will probably have to stick with low mileage. So what would it take for you to consider a $15,000 used Porsche? More importantly what would it take for your spouse to consider letting you get a $15,000 used Porsche?

If you have another car you’d like considered for the “Would You Buy It” series let us know in the comments!